Showing posts with label toys for children. Show all posts
Showing posts with label toys for children. Show all posts

Finding Best Toys For Toddlers

As you may be aware, there are all kinds of toys and products suitable for infants and toddlers. It is always crucial to make certain you only acquire products are suitable for your child at the age he or she is.

In other words, if a toy is geared toward toddlers ages 12 months and up, it is not suitable for an eight-month old baby.

If you are fairly new to parenting, get ready for all kinds of wonderful products that can make this experience much easier. For instance, there are reviews online that inform you of the best toys for toddlers in regards to safety ratings and educational aspects.

Regardless of whether you have a boy or girl, it is not difficult to find all kinds of toys for toddlers and infants alike. As your child grows into the toddler phase, many products and toys are geared toward learning.

This is wonderful, because it enables your child to learn a great deal on his or her own. Just make sure the toys are safe first.

There are some toy websites that are specifically for parents with infants, toddlers and small children. These websites inform you what the best toys for toddlers are.

Some of these helpful websites are VTechKids.com, ImagineToys.com, and LandofNod.com.

You will discover a broad array of toys for infants and toddlers on all three of these websites. Some of the products are even marketed toward parents with preschoolers.

Regardless of where you live or shop, there are countless toys for babies, toddlers and small children.

The key is finding out how the toys work and whether or not they are manufactured from safe materials. In other words, make certain you keep track of which toys have been recalled, and which ones have been rated well in regards to safety and helping your child learn.

Unfortunately there are some toys that are not safe for young children because they present safety hazards. These are clearly not the best toys for toddlers or infants. If you are concerned, you can always ask the dealer or distributor in order to learn more.

Kids Toy Stores a Parent Trap?

What is it that you remember most about your Christmas shopping experience last year? If you spent a lot of time hanging around kids toy stores to buy stuff for your kids, standing in line could be your one outstanding memory.

When you go in on the last weekend before Christmas to shop for toys and the whole store seems like a heaving mass of humanity, how often wonder why no one can come in during a weekday? Does everyone have to come in on a weekend just like you?

There's a reason why everyone comes in during the weekend and not during the week. When it comes to toys that are in high demand, they just don't have them in stock during the week.

It's not that they are in short supply; the toy stores hide them in storage until the weekend comes. Why on earth would they do such a thing?

They feel that weekend shoppers have more money to spend and more time to look around. They are likely, they feel, to spend more money when they have more time.

They want the best toys out when people come with in with a lot of time on their hands. What other fast ones are the kids toy stores trying to pull on you? Read on.

Toymakers and kids toy stores have to advertise their products in a way that will reach your children. If you've been keeping your child away from unwholesome and repetitive TV and print advertising for toys, the toymakers know what you are doing. They advertise to your child through school.

Kids toy stores know also that when a kid walks into one of their stores, they need to take full advantage of their ability to throw tantrums. A child is the best sales rep that a toys store can have.

Right at the entrance to any major toy store, they'll have a huge attractive display to do with the latest movie that's doing the circuit - a Harry Potter movie, the latest Toy Story or Shrek movie, and so on.

These are toys that give the store a pretty generous margin. They want to tackle the child as soon as he gets into the store so that the entire time the kid is in the store with a parent, he'll be pestering the parent for what he just saw at the entrance.

How exactly do you decide on what toy to get your child - if your child is too young to be influenced by advertising? Of course, you look at some magazine list of what the hot toys are.

Did you ever think of how toys could be hot if they were really too new to have a real reputation, and if the children they were aimed at were too young to actually demand them?

Those lists are prepared by industry groups. They look at what movies are coming out, they ask the manufacturers about everything they have planned for the holidays, and make a list to serve the toy manufacturers.

Those lists have nothing to do with what will make your child happy. There are lots of toys that place themselves on those lists, and become popular just because they become popular.

Dinosaur Toys For Christmas

Lately, my daughter has been asking for dinosaur toys, even though she has never shown an interest any other time in her life.

Fortunately, the ones she wants don’t cost that much. They are made of a hard yet somewhat pliable material, and she loves to take them into her bath with her each night.

Most of them, for the most part, have cost me less than three dollars each, and they are very durable. They have survived drops down the stairs, soaks in the tub, and one was even run over by our car with very little damage. I was really surprised to find that a three dollar toy survived such damage.

Other dinosaur toys are more expensive, but the look in her eyes when she sees them advertised on TV tells me that they will be worth the cost this Christmas.

There are some that are automated, and there are some that are huge and stuffed. She doesn't seem that impressed by the popular Fisher Price dinosaurs like T-Rex.

I guess if she wants to get a few dinosaur toys for Christmas and she plays with them as much as she plays with the ones that she already has, it will be a good investment. Though I haven’t really found anything educational yet, I am still looking.